Published by Roanoke Publishing Co.
'FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH." v
Thomas Husow, Business Makagkr
PLYMOUTH, N. C, FKID AY, AUGUST 16, 1889.
THE NEWS, .
General Henry Dupont, the noted manu
facturer of gunpowder, died at Wilmington,
onjes, nia wire and young girl,
on th 'ir way to a ranch in the Bitter Root
alley, Western Montana, were murdered,
. nd their clothing strippod from their bodies.
A mining deal of one million dollars, em
bracing ten thousand acre8 of land in Mis
souri has been consummated by O. M.
VViwner, of New York- Dakota capital
ists have a canal scheme to reclaim the arid
lands in North Dakota. Train robberies
In tho West are becoming numerous. One
man terrorized the train men and robbed the
pusseugers on a Wisconsin Central passongor
train. Eben 8, Allen, president of a New
..York ruilroul company, who was arrested,
charged with forgery, denies that Ferdinand
Uoetele, his partner in the iron business, had
any thir.g to do with his transactions in rail
way stocks, but the police are looking for the
partner. Steve Brodio jumped from a
bridge sixty feet high over Pawtucket Falls,
; It. I. Pullated drinking water in Chicago
. is causing an epidemic of typhoid.- -Edward
Do Wolf, a farmer of Sulern, Ct, was
Swindled out of fflJOby the bunco game.
President Harrison's journey from Boston to
liar Harbor was n continuous ovation from
the people of Massachusetts and Maine. He
Is the guest of Mr. Blaine at Bar Harbor.
Postmoster Lewis, of Atlanta, Ga., . was
burned in effigy for appointing a colored man
to n place in the postoffloe. t
'. In a collision on the Richmond and Alle
ghany Railroad two loooinotives and a nam
toer of freight cars were wrecked, and Cap-
lain James D. Duval, oonductor, was killed
In a quarrel between John Richter and
lAdolph Whitman, butchers in the Chicago
iBtock yards, Richter plunged his butcher
foojfo into Whitman's heart, killing him in
stantly. Twenty-eight United States sol
diers deserted the barreeks 6icravid's
Islanu, -If.vY.- Robbers went througha.
pissenger train on the Rio Grande Road,
and relieved the occupants of $900. The
IConnellsville coke workers' strike has be
come general, and now 14,000 ovens are idle.
Chicago has opened a hospital depart
ment, in charge of Dr. Lagorio, for the
treatment of hydrophobia by the Pasteur
.method. The Northwestern .Indian Com-
. mission has been successful in securing ter-
ril.nrv hv nanr t.rnnt.laa fi-nm tha Tnittnna .
John S. Blaisdell, of Minneapolis, has been
defrauded out of $67,000 by forgeries com
inittedbya young man whom he had be
friended. -The Centredale woolen mill of
Contredale, R, I., owned by the Dyerville
Company, was burned. Loss $20,000.
The sloop Ella May was run into and sunk
by and Old Dominion Line Steamer near
Norfolk, and three men drowned. -Gen-
eralFelix Agnus, of Baltimore, and Alexan
der D. Anderson, of Washington, represent
ing tho board of promotion of the Three
Americas Exposition, visited Philadelphia
and found the press and business community
in favor of holding thp Expositin in Washington.-
Explosion of naphtha caused the
burning of L. B. Crocker's boat-house and
yacht, at Buffalo, N. Y., and three of hia
children perished in the fire. Four hun
dred delegates are attending the nineteenth
..annual . convention of thp Catholic Total
Abstinence Union, of America, at Cleve
' Philip JiQttgf arty, an engineer at Bechtels-
ulLi-T. .'wuh nnnirhfiin n. hplhintr And drawn
through two rollers, crushing his body into
pulp. The, Union National Bank of Wil
mington, Del., 'has refused to cash the city's
check for $120,000, thus taking th3 city's
funds out of that bank, the question involv
ing an act of the last legislature, about the
legality of which there is doubt. By the
recent election in Salt Lake City the gentiles
will control the municipal government.
Iu a quarrel among farmers at Princeton.
Ky.,John Hutchinsshotandiatally vrounded
George and Albert Lewis, brothers. A
young daughter of F. M.; Boshiler, of Elk
hart Ind, has been the Victim of a remarka
ble case of suspended animation. Several
prisoners escaped from jail at Laporle, Ind.,
by tunneling under the wall. The esti
mated average corn yield of Illinois will be
seventeen bushels per acre. Andrew Wil
liams, of Eusley city, Ala., found his wife in
a room with Wm. McCutcbeon and shot and
killed them both. -Because Miss Sadie
Athey declined to marry William Johnson,
of Madison, Ind. , he shot her and then com
mitted suicide, The Topeka sugar works
at Topeka, Kansas, were destroyed by fin'.
Loss $70,000. The government is trying to
recover a pension paid one of two widows of
a soldier at Hackettstown, N. J. -Richard
Tate, Kentucky's defaulting treasurer, has
been arrested at ocottsboro Ala. -Threatened
strike of the workers in the nail facto
ries in the Ohio Valley. -By the fall of a
staging on a new building in Boston, Patrick
E. White and Sieve Wallace fell seventy feet
and were instantly killed. The tenth an
nual convention of the National Photograph
ers'" Association opened in . Boston. Dr.
Milhollen stabbed Dr. Nichols during a quar
rel in PureeUvillo, Va inflicting a serious
wound. - The Sioux Indians have finally
ratified the treaty for the opening of the big
reservation.-' ' . 1
YOUNG FIENDS AT WORK,
An Awful Story of Murder and Oat
rage From an Alabama Town.
A shooting story cornea from Covington
county, Ala., by way pf Garland. ': ;-;
A widow and two grown daughters and a
13-year-old son lives near a little place called
McNeill. The other night three young men
went to the house, outraged the women and
demolished everything about the premises.
Thy Vthen went to - the house of an old
negro near by, found him sick, shaved his
head and beat bim so that he died next day.
Ills son saw them and asked them why tbey
bad treated his father so. Their answer was
four pistol-shots, which killed him.
Tbe dispatches Rive no namt-e. The place
la remote from tolograph.
Twenty-five Blocks of Spok
ane Falls in Ashes.
A Fire that Raged th.rou.2h a Night
Handsome Hotels and Riislnrss
Property Dcsi royod The
The city of Spokane Falls, Washington
Territory, was nearly entirely destroyed by
fire. . The fire broke out in a lodging house
on Railroad avenue, about five o'clock in the
afternoon, and raged through the night, de
stroying the Northern Pacific Railroad depot,
twenty-five blocks of buildings and causing
losses aggregating fourteen millions.
The business district of Spokane was in a
strip between the Northern Pacific Railroad
tracks and the Spokane river. This strip
was five squares across, a' d extended about
seven Fquares in length. It was solidly built
up with brick and stone structures, the cost
of which varied from $25,000- to $ 25,000.
Ten banking houses, five hotels, the opera
house, and many wholesale establishments
doing a business estimated at half a million
dollars each, were situated within the district
Owing to a lack of water the lire quickly
spread and was soon beyond control, and it
was evident the city was doomed. The
flames spread with fearful rapidity. The
firemen were powerless. Attempts were
made to check the fire by blowing up build
ings in its path, but it was useless. From
the Pacific Hotel tbe fire swept across F.rst
street to tbe frame buildings In the next
block, and soon reached the heart of tbe
city. The block of two story brick buildings
on Riverside avenue was easily carrii daway.
From here tbe fire communicated to the
magnificent Hyde block, a four story build
inn takinir in the whole tauare between Ai ill
and Howard streets on Riverside avenue.
The fire next leaped across Howard street,!
and in a few minutes the block between!
Howard and Stevens streets was a mass of
red hot ashes. Tbe next structure to suey.
cumb was the large Tult block.- Fsmif there
tne connagrauon wens jamming tnrougn tue
solid blocks Qt four-story brick buildings, in
cluding tbe postoffice, between Stevens and
Washington streets. At this point the fire
burned out from lack of material.
The river prevented the fire doing further
damage, and was the means of saving all tbe
big flouring and lumber mills. Three hours
sufficed to complete the awfut destruction.
The only business block left standing in tho
city is the Cresent building, which w s
saved by means of tearing down intervenii g
Spokane Falls is one of those remarkable
Northwestern cities that have sprung up as
in a single night. Five years ago it bad but
a village population. To-day it numbers
something Idea twenty thousand inhabitants.
Jt came into present proportions on tbe crest
rof a boom, and it numbers many New Eng-
lauu pwyio muuug uuvro nuu tmvu uiauo lb
what it is.
The Northorn Pacific Railroad, which
runs through it, has carried thousands of
(Eastern people to it within the last four or
flva years, and many of these have come
Boston capital, too, lias been largely in
vested in the place. The town is prettily
situated in the midst of a rich mineral and
Agricultural couutry. The principal busi
ness section is south of the Spokane river,
and sawmills and flour and woolen mills are
clustered ai ound its hanks. The plnce b-
tall the essential features of a pn urn
LOST HIS ALL AT JOHNSTOWN.
A.G. West's Blind FailsUnder the Loss
of Home, Kin and Fortune.
A pathetic otory of individual destitution
and misery resulting from the Johnstown
flood was developed at thd oHlce of the De
partment of Charities, at Pittsburg, Pa. A.
G. West, well-known on the day of the flood
as the largest carp.'t dealer, of Johnstown,
is a pbysicial and mental wreck as a Bequel
to the disaster. He is houseless, homeless,
and a wanderer on the face of the earth.
Not blessed with a single cent tho formerly
well-to-do merchant is an object of pity.
Although a loser to the extent of $'-30,000 at
least by tbe flood, be has not received a single
copper from tbe Relief Committee. After
partially recovering bis health, shattered by
tbe loss of his , family und exposure, he was
shipped off to Pittsburg with the magnifi
cent sum of $1 in hii pocket. Mr. West on
the day of the flood was more fortunate than
any of his relatives. His wife, three children,
father, mother, two sisters and a brother
were swept away by the angry torrents. He,
in company witti Mr. Coleman and his three
daughters, were shut in a room and made the
exit from the windows, standing on a float
ing organ. They were iu the wat?r thirty
six hours, and when sescuud wero,buruly
West is almost six feet high, and previous
to tbe accident was vigorous and musculur.
The immersion and mental shock caused by
the loss of his people completely uumanued
him, and he was in the hospital for-some time,
and was only re eased Lecause it was feared
that he would become violently insane if
keut in confinement. He went to the house
of a friend, H. M. Lynn. The sight of Mr.
Lynn'd children completely unnerwd nun,
however, and he cannot remain in an apart
ment with them. The name of Johnstown
effects him powerfully. He starts at the
word and rxembies as it aiuictea witn Daisy.
Baltihorb Flour -City MiHs,extra,$4.90
a$5.10. Wheat Southern Fiilra, 87Ka:
Corn Southern White, 45a46Jcts, eliow
43a44 cts. Oats Southern and Pennsylvania
BOo34 eta. ; live Maryland & Pennsylvania
60a52cts. ; Hay Maryland and Pennsylvania
15 00a 1 15 50;Straw-Wheat,8.0Ua$&50;Butter,
Eastern Creamery,17;20ct8., near-by receipt
16al7cta: Cheese Eastern Fancy Uream. w
aM eta., Western, 8a9 cts; Eggs 12
a 13; Tobacco Loaf Inferior, la$ii.U0, Good
Common, 3 00a fc 00, Middling, 5a$b00 Good
to fine red,7a$tf; Fancy, 10a$U. ,
Nw York Flour Southern uommon to
fair extra,$3.75a$3.35; Wheat-No 1 White 87
a88; t Rye State, W&50; Corn Southern
cts. ; Butter-titate. liialO cts. ; Cheese-State,
TadHcta.; Eggs 14al5 eta.
PurLADELi-HiA. Flour Pennsylvania
fancy," 4.25a4 75; Wheat Pennsylvania and
Southern Red, 87a87Jf ; Rye Pennsylvania
5V!a5Scts:Corn Southern Yellow, 44a44) eta
Oate-33Jia34cUM Butter-State, J6al7 cts.;
Cheese N. Y. Factory, ia0f cts. Eggs-
BALTmo iJeef. 4 Ula4 45: Sheep $3 01
a4 ), Hogs $0 006 25.
McWYobk Ifcf S4 50a5 00;Shoep-f4 00
o5!J5; Hogs $4fi0a5 10.
East LiprRTT Uwf $4 50a5 00: Sfcooy
$3 fc'a 7i; Uok-$ ?x-i 60
SENATOR ; JAMES McMILLAN.
Hon. James McMillan, tbe newly elected
Senator from Michigan, was born at Hamil
ton, Out, May 12, 1838. He comes of good
pure Scotch stock, his father be n; an ;irn
migrant who won a superior position on the
Great Western Railway, now the Wabash.
Senator McMillan became a resident of De
troit when sixteen years old; be received an
ordinary education, and after serving a six
years apprenticeship in the hardware busi
ness, he obtained tbe position of purchasing
agent of the Detroit and Milwaukee Kail
way. From that time be has been identified
with tbe railroad interests. He organized
tbe Michigan Car Company for the manu
facture of freight cars. This led the way to
rthe 'Ainrastion of other companies, and he is
now at the head 01 cofpnK Albna. Jn Detroit,
employing more than three thousand men,
and doing a business of over f 0,000,OtQ an
Senator McMillan was one of tbe organi
sers of the important Dulutb, South Shore
and Atlantic Line, is a large stockholder in
many other companies, and a director in
several banks. His wealth is estimated at
several millions. The new Senator is a gen
erous man, nsing bis riches well. Among
his benefactions was one of $100,000 in 1876
for the establishment and maintenance of a
hospital in Detroit, his early partner, T. L.
Newberry, giving a similar sura.
Senator McMillan ismarrijd; has a family
or rour sons ana a uungToerr-
WORK AND WORKERS.
The typographical unions of the country
will vote for or against an insurance scheme
Tho printers under the jurisdiction of the
I. T. U now have the referendum, and should
carefully study the new laws upon which
they are to pass judgment.
Belgium, of all the nations, has tbe great
est density of population, the largest diver
sity of occupation, the most uniform distri
bution of wealth and the minimum of pau
perism. England has a coal canal sixteen miles
long, between Worsleyand St. Helena, which
is under ground from end to end: The men
lie on the coal and propel with their feet
against the roof.
The colony on Pitcairn Island number
120 people, nil related by blood or marriage,
mid the amount of money circulating among
them has never been over $"50. The one who
gets hold of $20 of this is considered a mil
lionaire. France shows an increase of 146,038,000
francs in expectations aud 110J53 00J in im
portations during the first live mouths of
this year over the similar period of last year.
This is due to the presence of tbe exhibition
Nearly 1,000 of the operators in the Bilk
mills at Putersou, N. J., went out on strike
last week against a roductiou of 10 per cent,
in wages. There have been several reduc
tions in the mills during the past few years,
and the pay of the women is from $4 to $0
The Iudianopolis Signal, a labor paper,
says: "The New York .Suit, protection oran,
and the New York World, seini-free-trade
organ, joined hands toreduco the wages of
tbeir cjmpositors, but thorough organization
knocked 'em out. Tbero's a lesson in this for
James Lees & Sons, the large millowneri
in Bridgeport, Pa., reduced wages in tbeir
worsted department 10 per cnt. and dis
charged 67 of tbe 0S0 hands, owing to an
overstock of worsted yarn, aud the Secre
tary oi tbe Treasury has just decided that
"manufactured" waste wool must pay the
highest tariff rate.
Colonel Forsyth, in an article in a San
Francisco paper, says: "I saw in Venice the
most skilled laceworkers in Europe, and tbe
highest wages they were receiving was 50
cents a day, without board. I saw in Austria
and other parts of Europe girls from 18 to 20
years of age carryinz heavier hods of mor
tar than our American hodcarriers do, and
these girls carry the loads to the top of four
story buildings. All that they got for their
hard word was 2 cents a day, without
board or lodging. 1 saw women cleaning
streets, chopping wood and carrying coai
around, working as hard as tbe common la
borer." PROGRESS AT JOHNSTOWN.
Relief Work Still Active Business
Good Another Body Recovered.
The Board of Inquiry at Johnstown, Pa.,
has been in every ward in the devastated dis
trict, and yet over five hundred orders have
not ben called for. There aro over a thou
sand cases yet that have not been rated, and
night sessions will be held until they can be
classified. In the meantime clerks are pre
paring tabulated statements from which the
State Commission will draw deductions to
make a basis for the final distribution.
Business is good and thosj merchants who
have an established trade are hard worked.
Mr. John Thomas says tbeir firm did the big
gest month's business in July ever known in
their history. The merchants here have all
received much encouragement from those
with whom they dealt, and it is largely due
to tbe generous treatment they have received
that many of them are now in business,
A meeting of business men was held to
take steps toward determining the liabilities
of the South Fork Fiaaiug Club for the dis
aster. Committees were appointed and funds
will be ramd to help make tbe suit of John
Thomas & Sons against the club a test one.
The body of 11 fift-t'n-yenr-old girl was
found near the business part of Mam street.
I' w.is covered with ground ut;d remarkably
INTKRFSTINO NEWS COMPILED
FROM MANY SOURCES.
Ten grape crop of Albemarle county,
v a. , has been greatly damaged by tbe rain
Acatfldi, bavins a silver spoon in its
stomach, was caught near Parkersburg, W.
Mineral county will build an iron brldee
over Patterson creek at or near Alaska, W.
Va. Tbe span will be 150 feet.
Several citizens of Koyser, W. Va., are
investigating the advisability of establishing
a furniture factory at that place.
Walton Williams of Mobile, Ala., shot
and killed Henry lioyce, a carpenter whom
he suspected of intimacy with his wife.
The board of supervisors of Surrey
county, Vs., have decided to levy a tax for
the erection of a new court bouse to cost
Jonathan M. Michael, living near Fair
mount, VV. Va., was instantly killed by a
tree falling on him while at work on his;
-George Slier killed the Rev. Sam Sharpe,
at Lebanon, Ky. Both are colored. Sharpe
wan 1 1 vine with biler's sister, claiming she
was his wife.
The convicts workinz on the Arlington.
Va., Cpal and Iron Narrow Gauge Railroad
mart 1 heir escap.', but four were afterwards
Tbe Bank of Piedmont, W. Va., will,
shortly be made a national bank, and will do
business under the name of the Davis and1
Elkins National Bank.
As the mail coach was en route to Fay
ette Station, near Staunton, Va., a tree fell
on the coach, instantly killing Squire Suttle
ana serious y injuring another passenger.
Lynchburg, Va., Is tbe possessor of a
chicken with three eyes, three bills, four
wines and four les. The curiousity is per
fectly formed, and is preserved in alcohol.
Mrs. Peter McCardle, wife of the post
master at Davisville, W. Va., tried to drown:
berself in tbe Kanawha river, but was res
cued. Tbe cause of the act is not known.
-The venerable Pine Strpet Church, of,
Richmond, Va., which has lone: been crumb
ling to dust, is being removed, the intention!
y&ng to replace it by some handsome build
ings. It is estimated thnt the year's wool clip
in Marshall county. W. Va., will amount to!
about 2JO.00O ponnds, which; on an average,
will bring five cents pound more than did
1 1st year's clip.
A German stonemasorrViatned Schmidt,
living at JEtnaville.W. Va.,JV arrested for
abusing bis son, aged fourtUVi - -ars. He
used a club on the boy and cu0rjigv .t badly
in several places. , xTkW
A little bov. thirl
PuIastl'fcouUtjF-,- ST, was admitted into the T
oouthwt sb rn Asylum, badly derange I from
thieffeclsof excessive cigarette smoking. He
is gradually improving.
7-Charles Rhudv of Bark's Garden, Va.,
committed snicide by almost severing his head
from bis body by means of a shoeknife. He
had attempted to destroy himself before,
about nine years ago.
Th Union Firebrick. Works near New
Cumberland, W. Va., were totally destroyed
by fire, together with several cars standing
on tbe Pan Handle Railroad. The loss is'
stated at $ 10,000, but the works are insured.
The whorfboat.owned by J. M. Turner, at
St. Albans, W. Va., was destroyed by fire.
It contained merchandise, which, together
with the loss of the boat, amounts to about
$3,000. It was uninsured.
Buck Henderson,' a negro carpenter, was
instantly killed by lightning, at Atlanta,Ga.,
while at work on a house. The shock
knocked Henderson and another carpenter
named Simmons from the top of the house.
The son of Ezra Miller, of Endicott, W
Va., some months ago was nearly killed by a
stroke of lightning, and he had just recov
ered when he was bitten by a capperbead
snnke, from the effects of which be has just
The opinion is expressed by the farmers
in Montgomery county, Md., that tbe largest
crop of hay has been harvested this season
ever known in the history of the county.
One farmer, Mr. Richard Poole, in Medley's
district, has cut at least 400 tons.
Six men were blasting in a railroad cut
at Clarkburg, W. Va., when the blast ex
ploded prematurely. Thomas and Edgar
Mat hen y were instantly killen, and Thomas
Dodd and William Matheny received fatal
Injuries. Both died in a few hours.
Matt Kramer, of Putnam county, W.
Va., raised with tbe greatest easea hugh pe
destal, weighing 1,30) pounds, and held it
aloft for several seconds, and exhibited other
deeds of marvelous strength. He is over six
feet in height, and weighs 385 pounds.
H. B. Campbell, a Calhoun county, W
Va., blacksmith, was whittling some shavings
te fctart his forge, when his knife slipped, and
the sharp point struck him in the breast above
heart. He bled profusely, and the wound
was closed with difficulty. He is still in a
Sirs. McVeigh, wife of ex-Sberiff Mc
Veigh, of Fayette county, W. Va., wa
thrown from her buggy, near Staunton, and
bad her neck broken. The boy who was driv
ing was also badly injured. Airs. McVeigh
leaves eight children, one a baby three
John Clemens, a farmer, living along the
West Fork in W, Va.. wasdrowned whil trv-
ing to save bis stock, which was confined in
an overflowed field. Harvey Miller, who
resided below Clemens, was also drowned
while attempting to cross a stream.
During a heavy storm at Richmond, Va. ,
tho city railway stables, located just without
tbe limits in tbe West End, were struck by
lightning. The building took fire and the
flames spread rapidly, but before aid arrived
the structure was consumed and sixty mules
and horses burnt up.
A store and warehouse at the wharf in
Suffolk, Va,, occupied by Lassiter & Pierce,
grocers and liquor dealers, were burned. The
stock was valued at about $3,500 aud insured
for $3,U0J. The buildings are covered by in
surance. The fire was of incendiary origin.
Mr. Matthews, the young Virginia artist
who was so successful in touching upthe por
trait of Washington in the White House, is
now engaged in rendering tbe picture of
Lincoln presentable. Tbe canvas of Lincoln's
portrait is not nearly so well preserved as
was that of Washington. ,
The two tunnels on the Wheeling and
Lake Erie Railroad, at W. Va., have been
completed, one being 550 feet long and the
other 800 feet. There yet remains only the
tunnel under Asa Hill to be finished when the
track may be laid to Portland, where trains
are expected to be run before winter sets in.
Wm. Porter, of Bridgeport, W. Va., un
dertook to jump on a moving train near his
home, and was thrown by tbe car to one tide
of the track. One of the caboose wheels
tore a part of sole from hit left shoe and
burst the skin oa the bottom of his foot. It
was a narrow escape.
Mr. Thomas Wright, a prominent far
mer and horaemin, living near Long Lick,
Ky., was at church when a storm arose. He
went out to put tbe curtains on his bu?gy,
when a true was blown down upon him, put-
Two horses were also killed aud several bug
Tbe old powder magazine at Williams
burgi Va., has been purchased by the
Colonial Capital Branch of tbe Associa
tion for the Preservation of Virginia Anti
quities for $400, and the work of repairing
tbe relic willl soon commence. It is proposed
to make it a museum for relics of the old
Two girls, aged 12 and 14, daughters of
Nelson Sheppard, of Bjaufort county, N. C,
met a horrible death. The parents were at
church, and the children lighted a fire and
poured kerosene from the can upon the blaze.
A terrible explosion took place, the clothing
of the girls took fire, and both were burned
The old acqueduct, spanning Black water
creek, at Lynchburg, Va., fell in, seriously
interfering with tbe progress of several en
terprises on the basin. The machinery of tbe
incandescent light company was brought to
a complete standstill, an.l the stores were cut
off from the incandescent lights. The dam
age will be repaired immediately.
Miss Sheets, the daughter of James
Hheets, of Roc It port, W. Va., lost her voice
last winter, and since then has not been able
to speak above a whisper. Tbe night of the
flood the water came up around the house,
and in attempting to leave, Miss Sheets stum
bled and fell. She was badly frightenad, and
tried to scream for help. Immediately she
recovered ber voice, and found she could
speak as well as ever.
The damage done by the cloudburst at
Fayetteville, N. C, is much heavier than at
first reported. Three bridges ware washed
away, and the Fayetteville cotton mill dam
was seriously injured. A loug line of trestle
of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad
was swept away. It was the heaviest ralu
fall within tbe memory of the oldest citizm
of tbe town.
DISASTERS AND CASUALTIES.
William Logan, of Milton, was struck and
killed by a train at Watsontown, Penna.
William Dervish, aged 33 years, was killed
in Prospect Colliery, at Wilkesbarre, by an
explosion of gas.
Paul Cloder, aged 11 yearr, was drowned
n tbe Mystic river, near Medford, Mass.,
by the capsizing of a sailboat.
Charles Keramer and Henry Arnett were
drowned in Braxton county, W. Va. , while
attempting to cross a flooded stream.
Russell Armstrong, a well-known resident
of Kansas City, fell between tbe cars on the
elevated railroad, and had both legs cut off.
A dog, supposed to be mad, ran amuck in
Hobokeu, New Jersey, and bit four persons,
a horse and another dog. He was then
Jackson Graves, a well-known resident of
Ithaca, New York, is lying at the point of
death, as a result of being stung by a swarm
Two cases of giant powder exploded at the
Republic Mine, at Marquette, Michigan, and
two men and three bovs were killed, beit-r
torn 10 aureus.
While Horatio Frazor, his wife and two
children were boating on tbe Pawtucket
river, near Providence, R. L, tbe boat cap
sized and the two children, aged 2 and 4
years, were drowned.
Reports have been received at Chicago to
the effect that Texas fever has broken out
umong the cattle in tbe Indian Territory, and
that hundreds of cattle were dying in Okla
homa from the effect of the climate.
William Schick and Mrs. Hannah Becker
were killed and Henry P. Festner was prob
ably fatally injured in Louisville, Ky., by
being struck by a train while trying to cross
the Louisville Southern Railroad tracks in a
The steam barge W. II. Haskell broke
tbrouch three gates of the canal lock at St.
Catherines, Ontario. The water washed in
from the upper level causing serious damage
to the canal bank and flooding the couutry
in the immediuto vicinity.
Nine persons were poisoned in Burlington,
Wisconsin, by eating dried beef shipped to
local dealers by a Chicago firm. Two of the
poisoned are in a precarious condition. It is
said that "cats and dogs which were given
the meat would not eat it."
A bad wreck occured on the New York and
New England Railroad, about one mile west
of New Britian, Conn., by reason of a colli
sion between a freight train and a delayed
Eassenger train. Five persons were injured,
ut there was no loss of life.
Mrs. Snodgrass and her two childern,
aged 9 and 0 re.-pectively, were drowned in
White river at Rockford, Ark., while at
tempting to cross the stream in a wagon.
Tbe wagon was caught in the current and
carried down the river. The driver cut the
horses loose and escaped with them.
Michael Ryan, being insane, jumped from
. . .
a car wiuaow on a Pennsylvania iiauroaa
train near Huntingdon, Penna., and was daii.
gerously, if not fatally, injured. He said
"the Lord prompted bim to the act." He
fave New London as his place of residence.
11 bis pockets were a ticket from Cincinnati
and several hundred dollars iu money.
While Ole Erickson, a Chicago butcher,
was trvinz to hitch his horse to a wagon, tbe
nnfrnal bit bim on tbe leg and then dashed
off, "foaming at the mouth and evidently
mad. It oil eigne aursw, iau uwa uluw
child, bit a piece from the hand of G. W.
Duffy, who tried to stop bim, and was finally
killed by a policeman.
Henry Beavers, who lives near Rutledge,
Ga., left home on Monday night, leaving a
loaded shotgun with bis wife, with tbe in
junction that she was to "shoot anybody
who bothered her." He returned at 10
o'clock, and, thinkiug to have some fun, re
fused to tell Mr. Beavers who he was. She
shot him in the neck, and he will probably
A south-bound passenger train on the
Richmoud and Fredericksburg Railroad col
lided with a north-bound passenger train at
Lawton, twelve miles south of Alexandria,
Tbe engineer of tbe south-bound train, Jerry
Desmond, was killed, and Conductor New
man, of the north-bound train, was badly
injured. Conductor Howell, of the south
bound train, and a lady passenger were
EXPLOSION OF FIRE-DAMP.
Two Men Fatally Injured In s'Mino
Near Wilkes Barre.
An explosion of fire-damp took place at
Haddock's mine, at Luzerne Borough, three
miles from Wilkes- Borre, Pa., which resulted
in the fatal injuring of two men and tbe
serious burning of a third. The three men
were Michael McNamee, James Deary and
Richard Murray, who were on their way out
of tbe mine. In coming from their chamber
in a distant part of the colliery they under
took to pass through) some abandoned work
ings. --. They bad naked lights on their hats
and coming across a considerable body of gas
a' violent explocn followed. All three men
were terrible (ilrued. McNamee was not so
badly hurt ail was taken to hU home near
the colliery, ; I
WM OF THE WBBL
Later Crop Reports have , a
' Buoyant Effect on the Market.
Peace Among Railroads has a Favor
able Inftneuce on the Iron Trade
-Money Firm and Foreign
Special telegrams to BradztreeVs do not
point to any improvement in the distribution
of general merchandise as compared with .
the preceding fortnight Two or three large
failures, apparently not due to. conditions
underlying the state of the trade, have .
brought about a more careful scrutiny of
credits, and unusually prolonged wet weath- .
er has retarded business in Eastern and ad-
joining States. Wheat and tobacco in Ken
tucky have been injured by too much rain.
In Lousiana wet weather has rendered tbe
wagon roads heavy, but in Texas the crops
need rain. ' The oat crop of the country
promises an extraordinary large yield.
New York merchants do not report special
activity iu any line. Stock speculation dis
plays a strong undertone 011 'the crop and -traffic
outlook, but there is neither interest
nor activity in tbe trading. Money at New
York is firmer in tone. Call loans are 4a4
percent. Foreign exchange is irregular aud
nrmer at an advance, due to further ubsorp- -tion
of gold at Paris and an advance of dis
count rates in London. Reports of bank
clearings at tbirty-seven cities, for seven
months of 1880, aggregate $51,697,933,055,
about $4,111,470,987 more than iu a like pe
riod of 1888. The July, 1889, clearings
amounted to $4,608, 402,911, or 21 percent
more than either of the three preceding
Julys. ' . .
News from the Northwest revives faith in '
a large domestic wheat crop. Wheat hus
been less active, with a bearish drift, not-
withstanding stronger ca bleu, and is off 3alc.
New wheat at New York fails to groat jia
well as ban been anticipated, bsing too soft.
Corn has been quite active speculatively, but
exports are slightly checked. Free move
ment depressed prices some, Oats fairly well .
sustained. Graded mixed options are lower,
but graded white are higher. Hog products
are more active, with lard stronger and pork
off a little. Hogs tend lower. Exports of ..
wheat (and flour as wheal both coasts, this
week aggregate 1.0713, 117 bushels, as com
pared with 1,835,330 bushels last week, aud
2,283,000 bushels for the week one year ago.
Reports to Bradstreet's show visible wheat
stocks East of the Rocky Mountains. United
States and Canada amounting to 16,071,570
bushels, 3,412,973 bushels less than on J uly 1,
aud 13,105,381 bushels less than on August 1,
1888. Pacitio coast visible stocks shew a net
gain of visible wheat during July of 5,323,
400 bushels, so that, when ' iocks on both
N coasts are considered, the visible has in
creased I, !..VU:J. bushels during tne past
month. Flour stocks iCiaitt Rocky Moun
tains aggregate 1,373,724 barrels, a .deere&n-.
of 63,843 barrels during J uly and about 270,
000 barrels compared with August 1, 1833.
Holders of raw sugar have been easier;
but owing to tbe protracted sluggishness of
tbe demand for refined, refiners hive not
bought freely, and sates wore yc off on the
week. Refined has been marked down a ,
both at New York and Urn Francisco. Spe
culation in Rio coifoe has not been especially
active, yet prices have ad vancd about 4 5o
per pound. The distributive movement has
Weather conditions at New York and else
where have not favored tradm in dry goods.
Jobbers at Now York and woolen commis
sion men at Boston report increased activity,
chiefly in ginghams for Fall wear, wool dress
goods and men's wear fabrics. The iucreased
price of men's wear woolens hardly equals
the higher cost of raw material. CoLtou
commission men report only moderate ac
tivity. Prices are firm and unchanged ail
around. Print cloths stocks are smaller, but
spot quotations are unchanged. Raw wool
holders evince more readiness to sell, but
trade shows little enlargement. Prices are
not changed. Raw cotton, spots aro quiet at
unchanged prices at New York, aud 1-10
higher at Liverpool.
OPENING INDIAN LANDS;.
Millions of Acres Obtained from the
The Northwestern Indian Commission, en
trusted with making treaties, expected to
open tbe remaining reservations in Brainerd,
Minn,, and Wisconsin, have met with unex
pected and unqualified success so far; and
added to the successes at Red Lake aud on
White Earth reservation the consent of the
Gull Lakers, a small baud of Chippiwas,
dwelling about the original seat of tbe Chip
pewas government at Gull Lake, a dozen
miles north of Brainerd. The Indians had
been assembled by runners and interpreters
awaiting Uncle Sam's representatives, and
on arrival immediately signed in a body. The
commission go on from there north to Leech
LaKe and to all the remaining tribes on and
about tbe headwaters of tbe Mississippi, and
the successes so far indicate almost certain
success with the rest The territory secured
from these Indians amounts to over 4,000.000
acres of fine farming land and vast amounts
of pine timber, while from , the White
Earthers were secured privileges of settle
ment sufficient to give homes there to all
the Indians w bo consent to leave the other
DEATH OF GENERAL DUPONT.
The Senior Member of the Noted Pow
der Firaa Expires at Wilmington.
General Henry Dupont, since 1S50 head of
the extensive gun powder manufacturing
firm of E. L. Dupont, De Nemurse & Co.,
died early in the morning at Wilmington,
DeL Ho was prostrated by an attack of
heart failure about two months ago, from
which he rallied temporarily, but grew worse
again a few days ago.
He was the second son of Elenthere Irenee
Dupont, the founder of the works, and was
lorn at Nemours, the family residence on
the Brandy wine, on August 8, 1824 He was
ta 3 last of the second generation from the
founder. His younger brother Alexis was
killed by an explosion at the mills on August
SJ2,18a7. - .
Politically General Dupont was active and
influential as a Whig, and later a Republi
can. He was on the Republican electoral
ticket in 1876. 1880, 1834 and 1883, but would
accept no more substantial political honors.
Ho served in ths Semino.e war, and was
made malot-eeneral of the 'State mihtia
early in tn w 1 war. His wealth, u
ding a ' '. 'to estate, was etiuia.
$15.' s ' "